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EANS-News: ANDRITZ receives important order for a new pumped storage plant in Portugal

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Graz/Vienna, August 5, 2016.  ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, a member of international 
technology group ANDRITZ, has been contracted by the Spanish energy utility 
IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and the 
penstock for the new pumped storage hydropower plant Gouvães in Portugal. The 
total contract value for ANDRITZ amounts to about 140 million euros.

The scope of delivery comprises design, manufacturing, supply, and installation 
supervision for the complete electro- and hydro-mechanical equipment, including 
reversible pump turbines, motor generators, and electrical power systems, as 
well as design, manufacturing, supply, and complete installation of a penstock 
(including three bifurcators) with a total weight of about 12,000 tons, an 
average diameter of about 5,400 mm and a length of 2.5 km.  

With four pump turbines with a capacity of 220 MW each, Gouvães will be the 
heart of a new hydroelectric generation and storage scheme, which finally will 
consist of three power stations and total power production of almost 1,200 MW. 
It will be built on the Támega River in Northern Portugal, close to the city 
of Porto. Gouvães will cover the need for peak-load energy and provide 
fast-responding regulating power. Together with the base load generation from 
the other two power stations of smaller size, this scheme will ideally 
complement the volatile electricity generation from wind power, which has been 
growing significantly in recent years. Additionally, the project will have a 
very positive impact on the employment situation in the region.

To provide a safe basis for the design of the technically outstanding high-head 
pump turbines with a net head of about 660 m, extensive research and model 
testing activities have been performed in ANDRITZ HYDRO's own test laboratory 
in order to make sure that the requirements of IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN regarding 
feasibility and reliability will be met in an optimum way. 

This is the third large contract between IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN and ANDRITZ HYDRO 
on the Iberian Peninsula, after having received the contracts for the equipment 
deliveries for the San Pedro II hydropower plant in 2011 and for modernization 
of the Aldeadávila hydropower plant in 2014.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for 
hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel 
industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial 
sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, 
Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates 
over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ HYDRO
ANDRITZ HYDRO is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical 
equipment for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of accumulated experience 
and more than 30,000 turbines installed, totaling approximately 420,000 
megawatts output, the business area supplies the complete product range, 
including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and 
sizes - "from water to wire" for small hydro applications up to large 
hydropower plants with outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. 
ANDRITZ HYDRO is also well positioned in the growing modernization, 
refurbishment, and upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps 
(for water transport, irrigation of agricultural land, and applications in 
various industries) and turbogenerators for thermal power plants are also 
allocated to the business area.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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